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A synthetic or man-made polymer that resembles the natural resins found in trees and other plants is called plastic. Thousands of everyday items that people use are made from a versatile substances known as plastic.
The Uganda Plastics Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
Only around 6% of the plastic debris generated by industry in Uganda’s capital city each day is collected. A significant portion of that plastic, more especially Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), the material used to make plastic bottles, is neither sufficiently processed for recycling nor has a market for recovered PET that is large enough to support it (rPET).
At its Shell service stations, Vivo Energy Uganda has started a new effort to collect plastic debris from the general public. This is a part of their “Taasa Obutonde” environmental sustainability campaign, which is led by Next Media Services.
Due to the rise of single-use plastics and the public’s inadequate disposal practices, plastic pollution is currently one of the largest environmental concerns. Plastic garbage that has not been properly disposed of includes hazardous substances that harm the ecosystem and pollute land, water, and air.
In this new project, Vivo Energy Uganda will routinely collect plastic debris from more than 167 Shell service stations across the nation for recycling. Plastic Recycling Industries Limited is an initiative of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA).
As a sign of its commitment to reducing the amount of marine litter and plastic trash that enters lakes, rivers, and the ocean, Uganda joined the Clean Seas Campaign. The Clean Seas Campaign is an international movement working to stop marine plastic pollution from its sources to the ocean, and it now has 63 country partners.
IUEA, EcoBrixs, a Ugandan social enterprise focused on plastic recycling, and NatuReS joined together to create The Innovation Hub. In order to create new items like bricks, pavers, fence posts, and face shields, EcoBrixs purchases plastic from waste haulers.
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